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Magnitude-6.6 earthquake kills at least 6 in far-western Nepal

Several houses were reduced to rubble by an earthquake in Doti of far-western Nepal, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
Several houses were reduced to rubble by an earthquake in Doti of far-western Nepal, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

Kathmandu, November 9

At least six persons died in a magnitude-6.6 earthquake in the Doti district of far-western Nepal in the wee hours of Wednesday.

DSP Bhola Prasad Bhatta, the acting chief of the Doti District Police Office, says these locals of Thadagaun, Purbichauki rural municipality-3, died, being buried in the rubble of the collapsed houses.

According to Bhatta, five persons from the same village have sustained injuries and are undergoing treatment at a local health facility.

The earthquake reduced at least eight houses to rubble in the village.

The earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale was recorded at 2:12 am today with its epicentre in Khaptad National Park. Before this, another earthquake of magnitude-5.7 was recorded at 9:07 pm yesterday, with the epicentre nearby.

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